Stories by George A. Chidi Jr

CEBIT - Intel launches Xeon MP

Intel Corp. launched the Xeon MP processor on Tuesday at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, unveiling the long-awaited design for low-end multiprocessor servers, code-named Foster.

Lucent's early optimism fades, issues financial warning

After two years of financial heartache underlined by massive losses and layoffs, Lucent Technologies Inc. started off 2002 proclaiming expected profits by year's end. Two months later, the company is backtracking, pushing profit and positive cash-flow expectations back to 2003 and cutting expectations for sequential revenue improvement for the second quarter.

Motorola releases new security processors

Motorola Inc. revealed a series of new microprocessor technologies Monday, including two network security processors, the first audio chip based on the company's 32-bit ColdFire architecture and new microcode for integrated communication processors.

3G gets real, Gorbachev to address show

Wireless technology in homes, on highways, in hospitals and in national defense will take center stage at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's (CTIA) annual trade show for wireless products and services at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from March 18-20.

Microsoft opts to share more code

Microsoft Corp. will uncloak more of the source code powering its Windows operating system, ostensibly to give system integrators better ability to perform deep security analysis and privacy verification, and to troubleshoot and fine-tune custom Windows applications.

Nortel warns of tough quarter prior to investor talk

Nortel Networks on Tuesday told investors that weak demand for its telecommunication and network equipment among carriers will make the first months of 2002 a challenging quarter for meeting revenue forecasts.

FTC announces antispam program

Nortel Networks on Tuesday told investors that weak demand for its telecommunication and network equipment among carriers will make the first months of 2002 a challenging quarter for meeting revenue forecasts.

Phone losses curb WorldCom Q4 earnings

WorldCom Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Bernard Ebbers came out swinging on a conference call with investors following the company's release of fourth quarter and annual financial reports Thursday morning, trying to dispel market rumors of the company's financial troubles.

Motorola and Nortel team up on VoIP

Set-top digital cable boxes from Motorola Inc. will include Nortel Networks Corp. technology for making inexpensive Internet phone calls, once the fruit of a collaborative agreement between the two companies announced Monday hits the market.

AT&T earnings, revenue down for Q4

AT&T Corp. announced pro forma earnings on Wednesday of US$0.05 per share for its fourth quarter, down significantly from the $0.24 per share earned a year ago but in line with analysts' estimates.

Prototype phone boosts speech recognition quality

Motorola and speech recognition software maker SpeechWorks International Inc. have developed a prototype phone that they say will help computers better decipher wireless signals for clearer transmissions.

Global Crossing files for bankruptcy

International data communication carrier Global Crossing Holdings Ltd. plans to file for bankruptcy protection both in New York and its Bermuda home base, stranding investors in yet another giant corporate bankruptcy of the new year.

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